Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP); Epidemiology of stone formation; Pathophysiology of stone formation; Minimally invasive surgical techniques; Kidney stones; Metabolic stone disease; Urinary calculi; Urinary stone disease; Endourology; Urology
Dr. Brian R. Matlaga is a Professor of Urology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is an internationally recognized expert in the medical and surgical management of urinary stone disease.
Dr. Matlaga serves as Director of Stone Disease and Director of Ambulatory Care at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute. He is also Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive and Endourology Fellowship Program.
Dr. Matlaga’s primary clinical focus is treating metabolic stone disease with minimally invasive methods that include percutaneous nephrolithotomy, ureteroscopy and shock-wave lithotripsy.
His clinical and basic research has furthered the understanding of which patients develop urinary stones, how stones form and how they can best be treated. His work also has advanced the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques in treating stones.
Dr. Matlaga earned his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine and a Master of Public Health in health systems management from the Tulane University School of Public Health And Tropical Medicine. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Dartmouth College.
He completed a general surgery internship and urology residency at Wake Forest University. With support from an American Foundation for Urologic Disease Research Scholarship, he also completed a fellowship in endourology and minimally invasive surgery at Indiana University.
A frequent contributor to the medical press, Dr. Matlaga's research has been honored nationally and internationally. He has sat on advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health, American Urological Association and Endourological Society.